Free Things That We’d Pay For Anyway: Southern Festival Of Books

Today marks the start of the 23rd annual Southern Festival of Books, a weekend of absolutely free panels, discussions and readings by both established and upcoming authors. We nerd out every year about the SFB, but even moreso this year – We’re a little book deprived in this city right about now. The Nashville Scene has pulled together a great list of highlights for each day, and we recommend it as a starting point if the straight up schedule overwhelms you as much as it does us. The speaker lineup is punctuated by musical performances on the Cafe Stage and hands-on activities for kids on the Youth Stage. Whether you drop in for a session or camp out downtown for the entire weekend, be sure to take advantage of the SFB. We’re blown away every year that an event of this caliber remains free to attend – we’d gladly pay for the privilege.

Southern Festival of Books, October 14-16 at Legislative Plaza and the Tennessee Capitol Building in downtown Nashville. Friday 12-6pm, Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 12-5pm, free.

Photo by urbanwoodchuck.

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